HYDRODYNAMIC INTERACTION CAUSED COLLISION

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the final report into its investigation into a collision between the tug Arafura Sea Delta and general cargo ship Thorco Crystal, at Weipa Harbour, Queensland on June 24, 2017. The Arafura Sea Delta and another tug were assigned to assist Thorco Crystal’s berthing at Weipa Harbour. Arafura Sea Delta came alongside Thorco …

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ILLEGAL FISHING BOAT TRIES TO FLY SIX FLAGS

Last week, Indonesian maritime authorities seized a Chinese fishing boat carrying the flags of six different states, including East Timor, Malaysia, Singapore, China, the Philippines and Indonesia. There are legitimate reasons to carry multiple flags, but Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said that the vessel was suspected of changing out its …

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